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War of the Worlds

Monday Night Live

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

CNN and a number of other news sources reported on a telekinesis stunt engineered by he producers of the new version of Carrie. A young girl goes ber...

First Person Account of 1938 Martian Invasion

Tyler Moss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tyler Moss

It's a quiet night in the small central-Illinois city of Jacksonville on October 30, 1938. Lou Lemmons, a 19-year-old-waitress at Winston's Cafe, is...

The War of the Worlds: Could It Happen Again? It Does... All the Time.

David Ropeik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
David Ropeik

It is so easy now to mock the millions who freaked out at the "War of the Worlds," the Halloween radio play 75 years ago this week about an invasion by Martian monsters.

Never Forget

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | DC
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

I lost many friends on 9/11... brave souls who served selflessly and anonymously every day to protect our communities and the nation. Today is the day we remember their sacrifices celebrate their lives and recall how fortunate we are to be Americans.

A Rabbinic Take on War of the Worlds

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

War of the Worlds reminds us that in times of crisis, family comes first. It is wise to nurture family ties with our young children so that we and they can enjoy the warmth and constancy of our mutual love as we and our children grow older together.

PHOTOS: Orson Welles' Home For $1.285 Million

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.13.2011 | Los Angeles

This West Hollywood property, once home to Orson Welles, has recently been listed for $1.285 million. In just two weeks, notes the LA Times, a sale is...

Area 51: Teen Commies from Outer Space

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

Driving to work earlier this week, I heard Terry Gross of Fresh Air interview Annie Jacobsen about her new book, Area 51. It all sounded like sober investigative reporting, until it got to the coda.

Martians? Ho Hum.

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

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Scary Study: Plants at Base of Ocean Food Chain Have Declined Up to 40% Due to Warming Seas

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Regardless of the geopolitics of climate change, no matter what anyone chooses to believe or not, the total loss of phytoplankton would be a catastrophic global event.

The Shared Experience: Big Events on Radio and TV

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kate Kelly

Part of the pleasure of watching events like the Super Bowl or the Olympics is the fact that we can share the experience with others. We compare notes...

War of the Worlds: London, 1898; Kabul, 2009

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The US may now be represented in the Afghan countryside, mainly by Predators and their even more powerful cousins, Reapers, unmanned aerial vehicles with names straight out of a sci-fi film about implacable aliens.

Frank Rich: In Defense Of The Balloon Boy Dad

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For a country desperate for good news, the now-deflated "balloon boy" spectacle would seem to be the perfect tonic. As Wolf Blitzer of CNN summed up t...

H.G. Wells: Google Logo Celebrates "War Of The Worlds" Writer's Birthday (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google puzzled users when a mysterious, unexplained crop circle logo appeared on its homepage. Today, another one showed up on the Google site. The...

Martians Land in Quito

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cecilia Alvear

Sixty years ago, on the night of February 12, 1949, the Martians landed in my hometown of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. I am here as a visitor to this now big city reminiscing.